NIT tournament


Saturday, March 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


First Round

Tuesday, March 13

Alabama 85, Seton Hall 79

Memphis 71, Utah 62

Wednesday, March 14

Connecticut 72, South Carolina 65

Dayton 68, NC-Wilmington 59

Pittsburgh 84, St. Bonaventure 75

Purdue 90, Illinois State 79

Mississippi St. 75, Southern Miss. 68

Detroit 68, Bradley 49

Auburn 60, Miami 58

Tulsa 75, UC Irvine 71

Pepperdine 72, Wyoming 69

Texas-El Paso 84, McNeese State 74

Minnesota 87, Villanova 78

New Mexico 83, Baylor 73

Thursday, March 15

Toledo 76, South Alabama 67, OT

Friday, March 16

Richmond 79, West Virginia 56

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Second Round

Sunday, March 18

Richmond (22-6) at Dayton (20-12), 7 p.m.

Detroit (23-10) at Connecticut (20-11), 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 19

Mississippi State (17-12) at Pittsburgh (19-13), 7:30 p.m.

Tulsa (22-11) at Minnesota (18-13), 8 p.m.

Texas-El Paso (23-8) at Memphis (18-14), 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20

Auburn (18-13) at Purdue (16-14), 7 p.m.

Toledo (22-10) at Alabama (22-10), 8 p.m.

Pepperdine (22-8) at New Mexico (20-12), 9 p.m.

Richmond (22-6) at Dayton (20-12), 7 p.m.

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Third Round

Wednesday, March 21; Thursday, March 22; or Friday, March 23

Detroit-Connecticut winner vs. Richmond-Dayton winner, TBA

Alabama-Toledo winner vs. Auburn-Purdue winner, TBA

Mississippi State-Pittsburgh winner vs. Tulsa-Minnesota winner, TBA

Pepperdine-New Mexico winner vs. Texas-El Paso-Memphis winner, TBA

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Semifinals

At Madison Square Garden

New York

Tuesday, March 27

Semifinal, 7 p.m.

Semifinal, 9:30 p.m.

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Championship Round

Thursday, March 29

At Madison Square Garden

New York

Third Place

Semifinal losers, 6 p.m.

Championship

Semifinal winners, 9 p.m.